Female commuters hail women-only coach on MRT Kajang line

SUNGAI BULOH: Female passengers are feeling safer and more comfortable using public transportation, thanks to the introduction of women-only coach on the MRT Kajang line.

Frequent MRT user Nur Fathin Md Sidi said she felt safer commuting on the train to and from classes after the coach was made available beginning Sept 18.

“This is a good initiative because as a student, there are times I will get home late,” said the university student.

As someone who is not from the Klang Valley, it was initially hard for Nur Fathin to adjust to the MRT, especially during peak hours.

Rest easy: Passengers aboard a MRT coach reserved for women, on the Kajang line. — ONG SOON HIN/The StarRest easy: Passengers aboard a MRT coach reserved for women, on the Kajang line. — ONG SOON HIN/The Star

“At least my family knows that my journey to university is safer,” said the 25-year-old when met at the Kwasa Damansara MRT station yesterday.

Private tutor Dhanushiya Raj, 48, is much more confident using the public transport sitting in the coach reserved for women.

“So far, there is no incident of men trying to be in the women’s only coach,” she said.

MRT Kajang line head of operations Sofiah Hussien said the decision to start the trial run on the MRT line was because of the number of shopping complexes throughout the route.

“The MRT Kajang line passes through several malls where a number of women work,” she said.

Female passengers can also get in touch with the Rapid KL customer care unit at suggest@rapidkl.com.my or the RapidKL hotline at 03-7885 2585 to report incidents where male passengers are occupying the women-only coach or any harassment issues on the train.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

MRT , women's coach , Kajang line


Next In Nation

DBKL to terminate PPR contract if tenants sublet to foreigners
Technology application by local authorities can enhance delivery of public services, says Chang
Three men charged with extorting RM3mil from woman
Iconic Tanjung Aru beach reclamation on hold, focus on Prince Philip Park upgrade
Special workshop held to bolster cooperation among 17 agencies to fight smuggling
Chap Goh Meh celebrations kicking into gear in Penang
Doctor claims trial to producing porn, sexual misconduct with pediatric patients
Syabu worth RM3.24mil seized near Padang Besar
There is a shortage of hotel rooms in Perak, says exco
Higher Education Ministry to refine proposal to create white paper on Islamic economy

Others Also Read